The Limitations of HEPA Filters: The Truth Will Shock You
Have you ever wondered just how effective standard HEPA air filters are at eliminating bacterias, molds, and other particulates? The honest answer to that is not at all.
Standard HEPA air filters will only trap particles at 0.3 microns in size or larger. However, most bacteria, mold spores, and viruses are SMALLER than 0.3 microns. In fact, influenza virus particles, including Covid-19, register sizes ranging from 0.08 to 0.12 microns. That’s minimally a 40% smaller particle than these filters can handle.
The truth is, air purifiers that use HEPA filters are limited to trapping allergens and smoke. For everything else, odors, viruses, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) HEPA filters operate more as mere suggestion boxes.
Now, what about particle elimination? The downfall with these types of filters is that they only trap particles; they do not eliminate them. This results in two things:
- Endless and costly filter replacements that are confusing, time-consuming, and unsanitary.
- Contaminants that are too small to be trapped are free to roam throughout the area, which increases the risk of contracting various viruses and infections.
You may now be beginning to see the incompetence of HEPA filters. With societal health standards and expectations rapidly and substantially changing as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s important that we begin utilizing technologies that will help resolve present challenges and prevent future ones.
That’s why Airocide was designed.
Airocide is the most technologically advanced air purifier on the market. It utilizes NASA technology from the International Space Station and incorporates that tech into a safe and efficient purifier you can use at home.
Essentially, it works by pulling in air through a fan and instead of trapping particles, Airocide eliminates them through a chemical process known as Photocatalytic Oxidation. This process is safe, efficient, and has been proven to produce no harmful byproducts.
You can learn more here: Protect Your Health With Airocide!